How to use Rosemary Essential Oil to boost your skincare

Rosemary Essential Oil for Skincare

Previously, we have written about the varied uses Rosemary Essential Oil can have on our emotional and mental wellbeing, from boosting memory function and aiding concentration.  But Rosemary Essential Oil can also be amazingly beneficial for your skin, and it would be true to say it is definitely having its moment of popularity currently in the cosmetics and skincare industry.  We source our Rosemary oil from sustainably farmed crops in Tunisia and aways test every Essential Oil in our on-site laboratory here at our Hampshire HQ.  Rosemary commonly features as an ingredient in shampoos and hair care treatments to support the growth of healthy hair and to reduce hair fall.   However, it’s important to use pure Rosemary Essential Oil correctly to avoid sensitivity. Here’s how you can safely use this beautifully herbaceous oil on your skin and reap its natural benefits…

  1. Dilute with a Carrier Oil:

Never apply undiluted Rosemary or any other Essential Oil directly to your skin – choose unscented carrier oils like Jojoba oil, Coconut oil,  or Almond oil to blend with it before use on skin.  Always follow the ratio guidelines on the packaging with regards to how many drops of Essential Oil to add to your massage blend or you can follow our suggestion…

Dilution Ratio: Mix about 5-6 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil with about 30 ml of carrier oil.  If you’re blending Rosemary with another Essential Oil (Lemon is awakening and Lavender can be really calming) remember not to exceed the ratio, so try 3 drops of each in the carrier oil.

  1. Conduct a Patch Test:

Before applying the mixture to a larger area, perform a patch test to check for any sensitivity – this is really simple, just apply a small amount of the diluted oil to a small area of skin, such as the inside of your forearm 24 hours before using.  We always recommend chatting with a GP or midwife prior to use if you have sensitivities or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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  1. Application Methods:

Facial Oil: Mix 2-3 drops with a carrier oil suitable for your face, like soothing Jojoba or nourishing Argan oil. Apply a small amount to your face, avoiding the eye area and massage gently, trying not to pull skin.  You can also try patting the oil blend over your face and neck after cleansing before sleep – use a patting motion with your fingertips and apply the oil sparingly and it will induce long lasting moisturisation.  When combined with a carrier oil, Rosemary Essential Oil can help to moisturise and nourish the skin, preventing dryness and flakiness.  As it’s also naturally antibacterial it can help to combat blemish-causing bacteria. It can be particularly useful for those with oily skin as it’s effects are balancing.

Massage Oil: Combine Rosemary Essential Oil with a carrier oil for a relaxing massage. This can also help to soothe sore muscles.  Improved circulation boosted by the physical action of massage can give the skin a healthy, glowing appearance and make you feel soothed and revitalised!

  1. Incorporate into Skincare Products:

You can add a few drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to an un-fragranced base moisturiser or body lotion.  Try having a look at our base body range as these products make the perfect foundation for your own at home creations, always following guidelines on what ratio of Essential Oil to add.

  1. Bath Oil:

Add a few drops of diluted (with our Bath Dispersant Oil, it’s so versatile and moisturising) Rosemary Essential Oil to your bathwater.  It’s important to add a carrier or dispersant to ensure it disperses properly and evenly in the water.

Skin care tips

You may have seen a lot of products recently including Rosemary Essential Oil, as it has featured in the media as a natural star when it comes to supporting a healthy scalp and hair.  Massage isn’t just for your body – a head and scalp massage with Rosemary diluted in Argan oil can produce amazing effects and although you can never beat a professional massage, a 5-10 minute head massage on a loved one or yourself can really transformative!  It can boost circulation, stimulate and enliven hair.  You can leave the oil blend on your hair as a treatment masque too for up to 30 minutes so this is a great process to do in the bath so you can lie back and relax while it’s on, then shampoo off afterwards.  With its naturally antibacterial properties it’s a great Essential Oil to leave your hair feeling thoroughly cleansed too and it also boasts gentle astringent properties leaving oily hair more balanced.

Rosemary Essential Oil stands out as a top choice in personal care due to its diverse benefits and versatility which we have highlighted here.  It’s always important to source pure Rosemary Essential Oil as there are many ‘fragrance’ oils on the market which have been synthetically replicated from the real thing, and other versions that have been diluted with lesser-quality carrier oils.  When you choose Absolute Aromas’ oils you can be reassured to know that we have 30 years of experience, testing and sourcing expertise.  Whether used for hair, skin, or mental well-being, Rosemary Essential Oil’s wide range of benefits and natural efficacy make it an unparalleled addition to personal care.

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